Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,571 user samples
1,676 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 1.5TB free
Poor: 57% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 984
3,895 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 78% 962GB free
Poor: 78% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.8 % -15% 97.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
153 MB/s -17% 179 MB/s Faster read speed.
+17%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s -13% 161 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.65 MB/s -5% 0.68 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.19 MB/s -29% 1.54 MB/s Faster random write.
+29%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s -26% 157 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+26%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.19 MB/s -11% 0.21 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+11%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
194 MB/s -4% 201 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
186 MB/s -1% 188 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.86 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+6%
0.81 MB/s -6%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.61 MB/s -15% 1.85 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+15%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
173 MB/s -4% 180 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s 0% 0.25 MB/s 0%
Market Share
Based on 4,960,074 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % -429% 0.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+429%
Value
Value For Money
60.9 % -66% 101 % Much better value.
+66%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % -47% 81 % Much more popular.
+47%
Price
Price (score)
$80 +4% $83 -4%
Age
Newest
68 Months -84% 11 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 3TB
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The new 3TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST3000DM008) replaces its hugely successful predecessor, the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 2011 (ST3000DM001). Comparing performance between the two models shows that the newer drive has 12% faster sequential speeds, comparable 4K speeds, improved mixed sequential speed and reduced mixed 4K speed. Overall, the effective speed is 12% faster on the 2016 model. Since there is normally little price difference between the two models the 2016 version is the clear winner especially for use as a backup drive with its impressive sequential read and write speeds of nearly 200 MBps. See the current value leaders here[Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2017 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
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  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $133
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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